Edit: Some notes on what I can see. - Looking at the teaser video closer it looks like a electronic Mario toy with not just a screen in it's chest, but also it's mouth and eyes. - If the scale of the (Lego) bricks (including the brickset.com/parts/design-98283 to represent the Mario "brick blocks") it's standing it looks to be at least 4 studs wide. - Now assuming it makes sounds, could the (screen) mouth move for talking? - Could the screens be used for RFID like an amiibo to "read" what bricks it is standing on or touching? Eg: stand Lego Mario on ? block and the ? mark item roulette sequence begins? - The yellow buckles on Mario's suspenders look like a pair of round 1x1 flat tiles. - Is that a black button on the underside of Mario crotch?
There's also apparently a theory that if Lego gets the license to something (eg Star Wars, Harry Potter, LoTR, etc) they also get the license to make Lego games from it, so maybe having this electronic Lego Mario toy (with some sort of "real world" game functionality?) could be some sort of loophole to get around that?
We want to expand our video game characters to a variety of settings – not just in games, all while keeping their value. In other words, we’ll be collaborating with various other companies. If we’re able to accomplish that, we can create more opportunities for people to make contact with our characters on a much larger scale than usual.
TL:DR Collab with Lego, resulting in a electronic toy Mario that could interact with Mario themed Lego bricks?
Last Edit: Mar 10, 2020 20:39:54 GMT -5 by Da Robot
Post by Nester the Lark on Mar 30, 2020 13:22:39 GMT -5
Voice actor Joe Zieja, known for his work as the English voices for Claude in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Kurt Vander in Trails of Cold Steel III, and Fox McCloud in that Star Fox Zero animated short (among others), has released a short comedy video on what it's like to dub anime.
This is funny, because I sometimes wonder what voice actors think about some of the anime tropes that the have to perform, especially some of the cheesier material.
Post by nocturnal YL on Apr 2, 2020 12:18:32 GMT -5
This year's April Fool's was pretty underwhelming. The most notable one I can think of is PlatinumGames' announcement, but I generally don't like them enough to care. There's also this, which I can't determine if it even counts as an April Fool's:
This is one that I kind of liked, and it actually managed to fool me for a split second.
Non-gaming related: The IETF continues their fine tradition of publishing April Fools' RFCs (RFC 8774, RFC 8771), and I did find this year's enjoyable.
Unrelated to the above, here's an announcement from IS. This doesn't seem to fit anywhere else, so I'm posting it here.
FE Cipher is ending. It's been a good run, but still sad to see it go.
Post by Nester the Lark on Apr 2, 2020 15:14:01 GMT -5
I wonder if the fact that one of the "Platinum 4" being just an April Fools joke was intended to be a reference to how one of the Capcom 5 also never came out.
I didn't really see any other worthwhile jokes, either. It was mainly cheap pranks from news outlets saying things like Nintendo was going to re-release Hotel Mario and stuff like that.
EDIT: Well, there was this fake announcement for a new Donald Duck game from the makers of Monster Boy. It turns out, however, that this was from an actual pitch they made to Disney. It was turned down, so they recycled the concept art for the joke.
And that's a shame about Cipher. It has some cool artwork.
Shrikeswind: So, having said in my post in Dream Fighters what I've been spending my quarantine on, what about you guys? How are you hanging onto sanity?
Aug 24, 2020 23:16:48 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Also I don't know that I've ever spent as long building a Smash fighter as I did with WG, and I'm going to hit this one hard here, it was all the costume work.
Aug 25, 2020 5:28:43 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I'm reminded why I don't bother with that. I had the luxury of easy-to-grab screenshots and it still took literal hours to finish that post.
Aug 25, 2020 5:29:24 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Let's not talk about me and sanity.
Aug 25, 2020 10:19:20 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Very well, we shall talk of other things, like shoes and ships and sealing wax, and cabbages and kings, and why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wings.
Aug 25, 2020 11:51:55 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: It strikes me that perhaps I should not be mentioned in the same breath as sanity myself.
Aug 25, 2020 11:52:44 GMT -5
Boo Destroyer: RuneScape.... I haven't heard that name in a long, long time.
Aug 27, 2020 18:35:05 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I still play. Matter of fact, I'm currently playing. It actually just came out with a new skill this past March, if you can believe it.
Aug 28, 2020 2:59:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: In a way, I'm glad I'm unrelated to those fan communities of the games I play. I just sit back and play games casually, not really caring whatever scandals or elitism or holier-than-thou attitudes going on.
Sept 1, 2020 12:04:16 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I think I need to track down some horribly cursed Pokemon content now after that. You know, since that was such a heavy topic to drop in the middle of a quiet forum.
Sept 1, 2020 12:44:53 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
Sept 25, 2020 22:01:18 GMT -5